Monday, January 20, 2014

Cover Revealed - The Keys to the Realms (The Dream Stewards 2) by Roberta Trahan and Giveaway - January 20, 2014

The Qwillery is thrilled to exclusively share with you today the cover for The Keys to the Realms, the 2nd novel in The Dream Stewards series by Roberta Trahan. Roberta was featured in the 2012 Debut Author Challenge for the first novel in this fantasy series, The Well of Tears.

Without further ado the cover:

Coming May 6, 2014 from 47North:

The Keys to the Realms
The Dream Stewards 2

In this sequel to The Well of Tears, the last bastion of magic standing against the dark forces threatening the prophecy of the Ancients has narrowly escaped destruction—wrought by the sorcery of one of its own.

Reeling from loss and betrayal, the Stewardry at Fane Gramarye is in chaos. The young acolyte Glain is called to replace the traitor as Proctor and serve the new Sovereign. It has fallen to Alwen to lead the order and find the remaining Guardians of the Realms and their keys of power. Only then will the king of the prophecy win his throne.

When assassins breach the protective veil surrounding the Fane, an unexpected evil is revealed. The renegade mage Machreth has garnered new allies and his agents might already have infiltrated the ranks of the order. Glain must discover where the treachery lies before Machreth bends destiny to his will, but the truth is shrouded by secrets. Though her visionary powers are strong, there are things Glain can’t foresee. Can she still trust those she calls her friends—or her own heart? For even Glain has something to hide…

Cover art by Mark Winters.

The Well of Tears
The Dream Stewards 1
47North, September 18, 2012
Trade Paperback and Kindle eBook, 325 pages

More than five centuries after Camelot, a new king heralded by prophecy has appeared. As one of the last sorceresses of a dying order sworn to protect the new ruler at all costs, Alwen must answer a summons she thought she might never receive.

Bound by oath, Alwen returns to Fane Gramarye, the ancient bastion of magic standing against the rise of evil. For alongside the prophecy of the benevolent king, a darker foretelling envisions the land overrun by a demonic army and cast into ruin.

Alwen has barely set foot in her homeland when she realizes traitors lurk within the Stewardry, threatening to destroy it. To thwart the corruption and preserve her order, Alwen must draw upon power she never knew she possessed and prepare to sacrifice everything she holds dear—even herself. If she fails, the prophecy of peace will be banished, and darkness will rule.


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The Giveaway

What:  One entrant will win: A Reader Comfort Kit (includes Starbuck’s Coffee, Seattle Chocolate Truffles, A Latte Scented Candle-in-a-Cup, and an Autographed print copy of THE WELL OF TEARS (or e-book, if the winner prefers)) from Roberta! US / Canada / UK / Australia Only

How:   Log into and follow the directions in the Rafflecopter below.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a US,  Canadian, UK or Australian mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59PM US Eastern Time on January 28, 2014. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules and duration are subject to change without any notice.*

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  1. I remember seeing The Well of Tears featured on the Qwillery blog over a year ago. I've been wanting a copy since then. Thank you for the chance to win one!

  2. I love the comfort kit. I am sitting in a Starbucks as we speak with my books, kindle, laptop, tea, and a snuggly sweater. Plus chocolate.

  3. This looks fantastic! I haven't come across this series before and I'm definitely going to go check out book 1 :) Thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful cover, I would live to read this book. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

    1. Typing from my phone, I'd love to read this book.

    2. I'm kind of partial to "live" - every author's dream ;)

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  6. This is a new author and series for me. I absolutely love fantasy and this one sounds really good. Some of my favorite stories growing up revolved around the myths of Camelot so you had me hooked with that. Thanks for the spotlight ad giveaway.

  7. I've been reading a bit of Fantasy lately, so look forward to catching up with this series.

  8. wow That looks awesome! I have never seen this series so thanks!!! it is now on my tbr list!!

  9. I would love to win! This series sounds amazing! :)

  10. Woohoo! I won. Super excited, plus she totally does not have to mail it far ;) LOVE supporting my local authors!

    1. Congratulations! Your box was sent a couple of weeks ago - hope you enjoy!